A brief history lesson

We were born out of a will to help teachers do their very best.

Our story started in Joensuu, Finland in 2011, with two university students who believed in the potential of teaching with games. At the time, we focused our efforts on a specific game: Minecraft.

CRAFTING CREATIVITY

Our MinecraftEdu project grew and eventually reached over 15 000 schools all around the world. When Microsoft bought Minecraft in 2015, our version laid the foundations for today's Minecraft: Education Edition.

Minecraft showed us how a skilled teacher could engage their students with a new medium. Next, we wanted to see if we could enable any and every educator to do the same. We believe that educational games are a good fit for any classroom, no matter the skill level - and that is where TeacherGaming Desk comes in.

A NEW BEGINNING

To start with a clean slate, we founded a new company called 5 More Minutes Ltd, under which the TeacherGaming brand now operates. We are still doing exactly what we did six years ago: putting great games in the hands of teachers and students who can make the most of them.

MEET OUR TEAM

Mikael Uusi-Mäkelä

mikaelteachergaming.com

Chief Executive Officer

Education technology evangelist, teacher, and pizza artist.

Pertti Reponen

perttiteachergaming.com

Chairman of the Board

Second round entrepreneur, school market expert, and metalhead.

Nadire Yimamu

nadireteachergaming.com

Operations Manager

Organizational champion, timekeeper, and casual culinarian.

Questions?

Address

5 More Minutes Ltd

North America

809 W. 181st Street #231

New York, NY 10033

USA

Global

PL 335

33101, Tampere

Finland

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